Definition of Malacobdella. Meaning of Malacobdella. Synonyms of Malacobdella

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Definition of Malacobdella

Malacobdella Mal`a*cob*del"la, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? soft + ? a leech.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of nemertean worms, parasitic in the gill cavity of clams and other bivalves. They have a large posterior sucker, like that of a leech. See Illust. of Bdellomorpha.
Bdellomorpha Bdel`lo*mor"pha,n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? leech + ? form.] (Zo["o]l.) An order of Nemertina, including the large leechlike worms (Malacobdella) often parasitic in clams.

Meaning of Malacobdella from wikipedia

- Bdellonemertea of the same class). The family, as well as its sole genus Malacobdella, is characterized by a posterior ventral sucker and a proboscis lacking...
- disturbed. A few have relatively short but wide bodies, for example Malacobdella grossa is up to 3.5 centimetres (1.4 in) long and 1 centimetre (0.39 in)...
- 1954 Cuneonemertes obesa Coe, 1945 Dichonemertes hartmanae Coe, 1938 Malacobdella macomae Kozloff, 1991 Paradinonemertes macrostomum Coe Poseidonemertes...